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in their order, No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3. Since the Date of that Permission she hath become the Wife of William Lamb, your other Petitioner. They are now willing and ready to perform the contract of your Petitioner Mary, when an unmarried woman, respecting the Purchase of the said Real Property, - provided they can have a Conveyance made, giving them or the said Mary a Legal and secure title to the same, especially against the Claim of the Commonwealth, if it should be the opinion of this honourable House, that the Commonwealth hath a Paramount claim thereto, under all the Circumstances aforesaid and if such should be the opinion of the House, they are induced to hope, from the liberality formerly exercised by proceeding general Assemblies, that the House will grant to them, or to the said Mary the price arising from the Sale of the one half thereof, which is bequeathed to her by the Will of the said William Ryan, or the Title of the Commonwealth thereto, at least, and that should it be further the opinion of the House that it would be more advisable and Constitutional that they should have the other half of the said Price, then the Devisees thereof, (who are all Aliens,) your Petitioners being both Citizens they hope, and pray, that the House and the whole General Assembly will graciously release the Title of the Commonwealth to them, or to your Petitioner Mary And as in Duty bound, your Petitioner's shall ever pray &c [signed] William Lamb Mary her + mark Lamb

United States Court 5" Circuit and, Virginia District May Term 1812

Mrs. Mary Ryan who hath migrated from Ireland this day personally appeared in Court, and took the oath to support the Constitution of the United States & that she doth absolutely and intirely [series of random marks] all allegiance and fedelity to every foreign prince, State potentate and Sovereignty whatever particularly to George the third king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland whose subject she now is, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that she has resided within the United States fourteen years and within the Commonwealth of Virginia one year at least, and that during that time she has behaved herself as a woman of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same, Whereupon she is permitted to become a Citizen of the United States A Copy teste Will. Marshall Clk